Thank you Edda,
and 'yes' ... juice until noon makes perfect sense :)
I used to do that when I was 100% Vegan and it really does make a difference! I'll have to resume that practice!!!
I'm glad to hear that your energy is up & detox symptoms down :)
Happy Fasting ~
I'm sort of on day 3 of my juice fast. I was having very strong detox symptoms and decided to try to slow them down. I was all juice the 1st day. Yesterday I had a few raw crackers, a few grapes and 2 slices of kiwi.
This morning my body still ached, but I don't think quite as much. My headache is mild to moderate and so far no diarrhea. So I'm going to do all juice again today and hope my detox doesn't increase. I have a 15 month old grandson I take care of and can't spend it in the bathroom every 15 minutes Also can't handle the NASTY headache like I had the first day, so I if I have to slow it down with some raw foods. I'm just so happy that I'm ALL RAW!!!!! Yahoo!!!!! Oh yeah, I also lost 3 pounds.
I did the Master Cleanse for 9 days about a year ago. After about 2 days, I never had a BM (#2). I've read that you should have them, but I sure didn't. I figure if food isn't going in, then nothing is going to come out. I have ate high raw for 5 years now and maybe that was long enough and high enough to get most of the "junk" out of my intestines, hence, I won't have a BM, except for some minor diarrhea. Also congratulations on making 10 days so far!!!!! Way to go.
You're doing GREAT! I know how hard it is for you to lose weight so 5.5 pounds in 2 days is EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I lost 2 pounds the first day, but I also only drank 1 liter of OJ and that's all I had all day, except some water. Yesterday, again just 1 liter of OJ and some raw crackers and a few grapes and I lost 1 pound. I have always been a slow loser, so I'm extremely happy with how quickly I'm losing. I hope I continue.
Congratulations on 10 days of juice. I hope you make it until Friday. Maybe you can juice some of the veggies the lady gave you. How about your family? Would they eat it?
I was a little confused (this is very comon for me ) Yesterday you wrote you were going to juice Monday - Friday. Then this morning you wrote about juicing 2 meals and eating one. Is this after your juice fast? Or is this what you are going to do starting today until Friday? Either is fine, I was just wondering :)
Well, ladies (and any men who is reading or posting here) today is another great day. Hope all of you reach your goals for today - our bodies are really going to appreciate us!
<>< Helen of Tennessee
Hello Helen :)
I tend to confuse people at times ...sorry.
Anyway, being only about 10 days 90% raw and then jumping into an all juice fast is extremely difficult for me. So, I agree with Joke that I probably entered into this fast prematurely. Alissa forewarned me that I may end up setting myself up for failure, so rather than that I will ease into the fast & start by juicing 2 meals a day ... if I go all day that will be great, but I do get way too over zealous sometimes. So there you have it ... my new plan: juice 2 meals, 1 raw meal (if need be).
Sorry for the confusion ~
Still going strong! I am going to try and continue my fast fro another week or so. I am really begining to feel better and I want to continue until my body says "stop". However I am probably going to stop by the beginning of next week so I can transition for a couple of days before Thanksgiving. I am planning on having salad and mock turkey loaf and cranberry sauce for TG dinner so that I will be able to stay raw. My goal is to lose some more lbs. and completely clear up my face by Christmas! We'll see.............
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Thanks for clearing it up. Sounds like you have a great plan so as not to fail!!!! Hope this goes smoothly for you and that you will find some days you are all juice
<>< Helen of Tennessee
I just finished making some grape/apple juice....very delicious. Then I made a bunch of orange juice, so I should be set for the day. I feel energetic and motivated, at least up to this point. Reading all your posts is very, very helpful. It keeps me on track. I don't want to have to come here and admit that I have failed. Eyes on the goal! :)
Jay, Edda, Fragola, VWB, Helen,
You all are doing wonderful! Jay, about the BM. It could be that, if you are still bloated, you really have alot of "stuff" in there that needs to come out. A couple of suggestions, first, definitely walk at least 2 or 3 miles (not sure how long that is in kilometers) per day in open air. Second, early in the morning try a salt flush. Thats One quart of water (32oz) with 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Do it early in the morning (like before anyone else is up) because you will have to be near the toilet for about an hour or so. After you drink this, immediately drink some fresh water (at least 16oz). That should clean you out well and get rid of the bloat.
Fragola, Great Job!!! 10 days is fantastic! You too Jay!!
VWB, stop whining. Get up and keep marching forward soldier! You will make it! You can do it! Just pray and forge full speed ahead seeing with the eye of Faith how good you will feel and look!.
Well its Monday morning here, and as I said yesterday in my journal...I think I am dying!!! Is this detox or the Flu????
Thanks for the advise Todd, I'll try to walk 3 to 4 kilometers (that's almost 3 miles) each day. I've done the salt flush a couple of times before, years and years ago, I know it works miracles, but like you said, stay close to the toilet, hee hee so yeah, I'll do that. I know I have all this stuff inside and I want it out, out OUT! So I'll do that salt flush tomorrow, thanks again for the advise and the support!
Glad: it's detox!! I'm sorry you feel like poop (sorry but that word made me giggle, but I know you feel miserable!) You also just started with raw if I'm right, just like VWB, correct? It's just a lot of toxins coming out... maybe you should try to slow the detox down a bit, like Helen, but I'm not sure if that's good advice, maybe wait until Todd's answer? Again, hope you'll feel better soon!! Hang in there!
I'm so glad for you that you want to try to make it to 14 days!! Congrats, You've done wonderfull up till now! You can do this, I'm sure you can!!
Have fun searching great holiday recipes, but carefull, last time I did that I got so hungry, like Edda, lol!!
I hope my skin will be better when I have the dinner for my grandma, but I'm being realistic, it will probably be still the same, thank god almost everybody of the family knows that I'm trying to stay raw, so thats already a relief. (My brother is raw too, so they know all about it :) )
Pfew, I just did an hour walk, but walked pretty fast, so I was tired when I came back home, but satisfied :) I think I did about 4 to 5 kilometers, YAY!
I didn't drink a lot today, in fact, it's getting less and less as the days go by... just not that hungry anymore I suppose... but I'm so looking forward to eating again, mmmm yummy...
I'm ready for bed, take care everybody, keep on juicing!
I am not sure, how many days have you been raw? It may be detox but its hard to tell. What has been the food you have been eating the most of? Is there any major stress in your life right now?
HI Todd, lol, my life is stress, but thats always the way it is, I am doing OJ and water today is 8th day.
well I am day 11!!!
I admit that last night I dreamt of eating pizza and croissant, and woke up this morning feeling guilty, but it was only a dream!
During this juice fast I have lost 10 pounds and surely many centimeters as my trousers are so large now!! My goal is to lose another 5 pounds by friday, but I think it will be difficult.
I am also going to the gym 3 days a week and out for jogging the other 3 days, I have so much energy!
I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying this experience!
Way to go Fragola!!
Today is day 11 for me too!
I didn't have a good night sleep last night, I don't know why, but I remember being awake for quite some time... also my tummy was still rumbling... maybe it was also because I was thinking about the salt flush, I remember, last time I did one, I ended up with lots of cramps on the toilet, and also, when drinking the salt water, some of it ended back in the sink...
So I woke up around 7:30am, made the 'potion' and drank it, and yes, also this time it made me nauseous and some of it ended right back in the sink... about 20 minutes later it was time...
So yay, it worked!
I'm gonna wait a bit for hunger to come, then I'll make some juice.